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Gedling plans for over 7,000 new-build homes by 2028


A total of 7,250 new houses are set to be built in Gedling over the next 10 years after a long-term plan was formally agreed.

Many of the new homes have already been granted permission, and some have already been built, such as at the Chase Farm development, which will have 1,000 houses.

Gedling Borough Council unanimously approved a plan which sets out the planning policies and priorities over the next decade.

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The Local Planning Document is a dense, 200-page planning policy document which sets the agenda for development until 2028.

It sets out several planning policies including site selection, urban regeneration, which types of housing to be built, economic development opportunities and infrastructure requirements.

It includes details of proposed sites to accommodate 7,250 homes around the borough to be built by 2028, although over half of these have already been built or granted planning permission.

It aims to prioritise brownfield sites – those on post-industrial land, rather than greenbelt land, which is primarily agricultural fields.

The Local Planning Document is also intended to protect land from development. By setting aside land which can be built on over the next five years, it aims to reduce proposals for development in inappropriate locations.

Councillor Jenny Hollingsworth represents the Gedling ward for Labour, and is the portfolio holder for growth and regeneration.

She said: “The Local Planning Document addresses the key planning issues in Gedling Borough and sets out a clear and locally distinctive vision for the future development of the borough.

“With the Local Plan in place we will be able to provide certainty for investors, co-ordinate the delivery of infrastructure and seek funding to support infrastructure and growth.

“It will allow us to provide much needed new homes, encourage economic growth and support regeneration.”

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